Pompano Beach celebrated the 100th anniversary of its incorporation on July 3, 2008. It is the second oldest city in Broward County, and the fifth oldest in all of South Florida. Only Key West, West Palm Beach, Miami and Dania Beach became municipalities earlier than Pompano (the “Beach” came later).


Most of the early residents, black and white, of the area came from northern Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, although a number of blacks arrived here from the Bahamas.